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Sepur Zarco: Guatemala's landmark trial that took 3 decades to begin




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The Sepur Zarco trial is underway in Guatemala, more than three decades after a group of women say the were raped and enslaved by soldiers.

Sepur Zarco is the military base where the crimes are said to have occurred. This case marks the first time in the world where charges of sexual slavery perpetrated during an armed conflict have been prosecuted in the same country where the crimes took place.

NPR international correspondent Carrie Kahn joined the show with updates.

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